The Negro in the American Rebellion; His Heroism and His Fidelity
by Brown, William Wells, 1815-1884
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1867. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi, 380p. Modern quarterbinding. 19cm. Contents sound with a modest stain in top margin in last third of text. Pioneering effort to produce a military history of African Americans. It is mostly devoted to African American participation in the Civil War, but begins with a chapter each on the American Revolution, Denmark Vesey, and Nat Turner. Brown, the son of a white man and a slave, was born into slavery near Lexington, Kentucky. He escaped to the North in 1834 and soon became an important anti-slavery activist and lecturer.
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